The trivium

Educators know about the trivium. The “three ways.” Grammar, logic and rhetoric.

It underlies what’s called a “classical education.” Young children are taught the naming of people, places, things and ideas (grammar), older children are taught efficient, effective interaction with people, places, things and ideas (logic) and yet older children are taught to communicate to others what they’ve learned (rhetoric).

Agricultural techniques applied to information dissemination, you might say. Plant, tend, harvest. Plant, tend, harvest.

The trivium is ancient, of course. It has a long and illustrious track record.


Question: Does the trivium provide any useful tools for navigating spiritual matters?

Question: Does the scientific method?

Question: Does The Art of War?